School superintendent Matthew Cooper says he didn’t want to do it, but Habersham now joins other regional school systems who’ve made the decision to teach remotely. At least through Friday January 22. As of yesterday, the covid outbreak has cost the system 12 bus drivers and 35 staffers who were unavailable. Because of that, Cooper writes, “we had no choice but to delay the return of the students from the holiday. “ One Habersham teacher says it’s not something she and her fellow teachers want.
You may have heard somewhere there’s an election today, although much of Habersham has already voted. Election supervisor Laurel Ellison says more than 10,000 have voted early or advance. That’s several thousand fewer, though, who voted early or absentee in November’s general election. There remain the same seven Habersham precincts for those who want to vote today. You can find them at habershamga.com. The polls close at 7.
That’s the voice of new Clarkesville Mayor pro tem Lane Gresham who received unanimous approval last night from the council. Among the highlights of last night’s meeting, Clarkesville added four new businesses in December, and the city reported a 2020 budget surplus of around $325,000 through November.